Bonefish & Tarpon Trust News

Representative of SACD, HCMR, BTT, and the Belize Fisheries Department. Photo: Tom Cawthon BTT is taking a collaborative approach to permit conservation in Belize by partnering with the co-managers of protected areas and government agencies. Dr. Addiel Perez, BTT’s Belize-Mexico Program Coordinator, recently participated in a new permit tagging project led by the Sarteneja Alliance for […]

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is pleased to welcome Noah Valenstein to the Board of Directors. A founding partner in the consulting firm Brightwater Strategies Group, PLLC, Valenstein served until recently as Secretary of Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). He was first appointed to the post in 2017 by Governor Rick Scott and subsequently re-appointed […]

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust today applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for passing a bipartisan infrastructure bill that includes robust funding for coastal resilience and water quality improvement projects. The legislation, which recently passed the Senate, now goes to President Biden’s desk to be signed into law. “Enactment of this legislation proves once again that […]

We are pleased to welcome Whitney Wemett as Florida Keys Field Technician. Whitney grew up on the water in the Finger Lakes Region of Upstate New York and received her Bachelors of Science in Accounting and Environmental Studies from Stonehill College in Massachusetts. Whitney’s passion for island communities led her to work with local NGOs […]

The future of our oceans is in the hands of the next generation of anglers and conservationists. The BTT Youth Ambassador Program was created to recognize outstanding young leaders in flats fishing and conservation. The program has grown in the last months, welcoming six new ambassadors, and we are excited to introduce them to you!  […]

Give Miami Day – South Florida’s biggest annual day for charitable giving –  is Thursday, November 18! We are counting on your support to sustain our conservation work in South Florida and the Keys. These efforts focus on restoring and conserving habitats that benefit fish and wildlife while providing coastal resilience for local communities. BTT also […]

BTT member and Texas-based journalist Chester Moore Bonefish & Tarpon Trust member and wildlife journalist Chester Moore won first place for “Radio Talk Show” category in the Press Club of Southeast Texas Excellence In Media Awards. The winning program was an interview with Dr. Aaron Adams, BTT’s Director of Science & Conservation, on bonefish conservation […]

Conch Harbour, Long Island. Photo: Justin Lewis BTT is pleased to report that The Bahamas is poised to significantly expand coastal habitat protections, which include important bonefish habitats. The Government recently designated 40 new marine protected areas encompassing over 5.2 million acres of marine habitats. This is considered the final step in an ambitious program, the […]

Kellie Ralston has been appointed Vice President for Conservation and Public Policy at Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT), an international conservation organization based in Miami, Florida. “We are excited to welcome Kellie to our team,” said BTT President and CEO Jim McDuffie. “Her knowledge, experience and leadership will have an immediate impact on BTT’s efforts […]

To us, a dream fly fishing day includes any day you can get out on the water. But if we can be picky, the perfect dream fly fishing day includes enjoying a day on the water with a breath of crisp cool air among breathtaking jagged mountain ranges with an unlimited amount of tugging on […]